About

“Life most persistent and urgent questions, What are you doing for others?” 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Our History

Rewarding Environments for Adult Living Inc. (REAL) is a multi­-faceted organization which provides services and supports to Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in community based settings.

REAL, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Executive Director Mr. Travis Archie. He visualized developing supports and services for Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families that were meaningful, rewarding and more importantly, REAL. It is the mission of REAL, Inc. to have a positive effect on the lives of 300 people who have entrusted us with their care.

The acronym for the organization reflects our intent to exemplify a level of honesty, integrity and dedication during the process of service delivery. REAL currently services over 300 Individuals throughout the five Boroughs and Long Island, via our community based services.

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Our Mission

The name of the organization reflects its primary mission. REAL seeks to provide services and supports that sustain, enhance, or create environments that are rewarding for children, adults and families. Our objective is to have a positive effect on the lives of Individuals who have entrusted us with their care. The acronym for the organization REAL reflects our intent to exemplify a level of honesty, integrity and dedication during the process of service delivery. We are motivated by serving Individuals of diverse ethnical, social and economic backgrounds. We truly believe that all persons can live rewarding lives regardless of their particular situation.

Our Services

Our community based services are the REAL deal!!! We take pride in knowing that we offer individualized services and supports and cater to the needs of the person. We believe that the individuals we support should have access to all of what the community and its resources has to offer. Whether it’s a baseball game, sightseeing tour, visit to a local museum, lunch at a local restaurant or going to concert…our individuals are provided with meaningful experiences that are valued and rewarding.

Our Community Habilitation Program services the five Boroughs and the Long Island region. Individuals in the program have the opportunity to be provided with one to one support in the home and within the community.

Our Day Habilitation Without Walls Program also services the five boroughs. The Individuals in the program enjoy participating in a number of activities, utilizing the various communities and their resources. Our Individuals have the opportunity to volunteer in the community which affords them the ability to give back to others.

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Don’t be pushed by your problems be led by your dreams.” – Proverb